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I, Dred Scott: A Fictional Slave Narrative Based on the Life and Legal Precedent of Dred Scott

by Shelia P. Moses & Bonnie Christensen Margaret K. McElderry Books (May 11, 2010)

Born into slavery in Virginia in the late 1700s, Dred Scott had little to look forward to in life. But he was fortunate in two ways: His first owner was fairly kind to him, and he grew up with his owner's children,...


Harriet Tubman

by Kathleen Kudlinski & Robert Brown Aladdin (January 06, 2015)

One of the most popular series ever published for young Americans, these classics have been praised alike by parents, teachers, and librarians. With these lively, inspiring, fictionalized biographies -- easily...


Martin Luther King, Jr.

by Dharathula H. Millender & Al Fiorentino Aladdin (December 30, 2014)

One of the most popular series ever published for young Americans, these classics have been praised alike by parents, teachers, and librarians. With these lively, inspiring, fictionalized biographies -- easily...


Rosa Parks

by Kathleen Kudlinski & Meryl Henderson Aladdin (December 30, 2014)

Learn about the childhood of Rosa Parks, who grew up to be a legendary Civil Rights activist and an all-star in American history.

Civil rights activist Rosa Parks was born on February 4, 1913, in Tuskegee, Alabama....


Forged by Fire

by Sharon M. Draper Atheneum Books for Young Readers (April 05, 2011)

The flame of love burns bright in the second book of Sharon M. Draper’s award-winning Hazelwood High trilogy.

When Gerald was a child he was fascinated by fire. But fire is dangerous and powerful, and tragedy...


Double Dutch

by Sharon M. Draper Atheneum Books for Young Readers (April 05, 2011)

Delia loves Double Dutch. And she's good at it. Really good. So good that her team has a chance to win the World Double Dutch Championships this year -- Delia is sure of it. What she is less sure of is her chance...


Darkness Before Dawn

by Sharon M. Draper Atheneum Books for Young Readers (April 05, 2011)

Hope shines in the face of fear in this conclusion to Sharon M. Draper’s award-winning Hazelwood High trilogy.

In her senior year, things are finally looking a little brighter for Keisha. Still haunted by the...


Steal Away Home

by Lois Ruby Aladdin (March 11, 2014)

When Dana uncovers a skeleton hidden in the wall of her home, she also uncovers a dark secret that stretches back years.

When twelve-year-old Dana Shannon starts to strip away wallpaper in her family’s old...


Betrayed!

by Patricia Calvert Atheneum Books for Young Readers (February 15, 2011)

Some men aren't meant for safe pastures.

Home cooking, a warm bed, family -- all these things Tyler's father, Black Jack Bohannon, gave up for an unknown destiny. Now, at fourteen, Tyler is following in his father's...


Split Ends

by Jacquelin Thomas Pocket Books (March 09, 2010)

Divine AND FRIENDS

These girlfriends get through bad hair days together --

and anything else that life in L.A. throws at them!

Kylie Sanderson isn't looking for a handout or anyone's charity -- what she needs,...


Letters From a Slave Girl

by Mary E. Lyons Simon Pulse (June 25, 2008)

Harriet Jacobs was born into slavery; it's the only life she has ever known. Now, with the death of her mistress, there is a chance she will be given her freedom, and for the first time Harriet feels hopeful....


When I Was the Greatest

by Jason Reynolds & Michael Frost Atheneum Books for Young Readers (January 07, 2014)

In Bed Stuy, New York, a small misunderstanding can escalate into having a price on your head—even if you’re totally clean. This gritty, triumphant debut that Publishers Weekly calls “a funny and rewarding...


Langston Hughes

by Montrew Dunham Aladdin (June 30, 2008)

Focuses on the early years of the well-known poet, Langston Hughes, whose writings reflect the everyday experiences of African Americans.


Trouble in My Way

by Michelle Stimpson Pocket Books (December 01, 2009)

IT'S ALL HER MOM'S FAULT.

If she hadn't snooped into Karis's diary, she would never have found out that Karis went to a boy's house without permission. Now Karis is grounded, which means no modem, no iPod...and...


Getting Even

by ReShonda Tate Billingsley Pocket Books (April 22, 2008)

The fourth book in The Good Girlz series from national bestselling author ReShonda Tate Billingsley

One guy is leading them on....

Best friends forever, Camille, Alexis, Jasmine, and Angel always stand up...


Aaliyah

by Victoria Christopher Murray Pocket Books (October 20, 2009)

The Divine Divas are going big-time -- to the finals of the Glory 2 God Teen Talent Search. They're just one big win away from a recording contract, and then...well, watch out, gospel music!

When Diamond first...


The Legend of Buddy Bush

by Shelia P. Moses Margaret K. McElderry Books (November 12, 2013)

Celebrate the fifteenth anniversary of Shelia P. Moses’s National Book Award finalist and Coretta Scott King Honoree, The Legend of Buddy Bush, with this new edition of a classic novel that’s more relevant...


Street Pharm

by Allison Van Diepen Simon Pulse (September 03, 2013)

Ty Johnson knows survival. Since inheriting his pop’s business at sixteen, Ty’s developed smarts, skills, and mad discipline. The supply game’s in his blood. And life is pretty sweet when you’re on top....


Lockdown

by Walter Dean Myers Amistad (February 02, 2010)

When I first got to Progress, it freaked me out to be locked in a room and unable to get out. But after a while, when you got to thinking about it, you knew nobody could get in, either.

It seems as if the only...


The Contender

by Robert Lipsyte HarperTeen (January 26, 2010)

The breakthrough modern sports novel The Contender shows readers the true meaning of being a hero.

This acclaimed novel by celebrated sportswriter Robert Lipsyte, the recipient of the Margaret A. Edwards Award...


Tags

by Walter Dean Myers HarperTeen (March 05, 2013)

From Walter Dean Myers, the New York Times bestselling author of Monster, comes this 20-page one-act play. Tags is a look at life and death in New York City, complete with a shocking end.

Four New York City teens...


Stars and Sparks on Stage

by Sharon M. Draper & Jesse Joshua Watson Aladdin (September 04, 2012)

The Clubhouse kids compete for a big prize—and make some creative moves—in this repackaged and talent-filled tale from bestselling author Sharon Draper.

Ziggy, Jerome, Rashawn, and Rico are sure they’re...


Just South of Home

by Karen Strong Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (May 07, 2019)

“Readers of Turnage’s Three Times Lucky will appreciate this well-wrought, atmospheric mystery.” —BCCB

“A stirring Southern middle grade book that burns brighter than fireworks on the Fourth.” —...


The Backyard Animal Show

by Sharon M. Draper & Jesse Joshua Watson Aladdin (July 24, 2012)

Animals abound in this freshly repackaged and adventure-filled story from bestselling author Sharon Draper!

After witnessing a tragic accident in which a doe is killed, the boys in the Clubhouse Mysteries gang...


Copper Sun

by Sharon M. Draper Atheneum Books for Young Readers (June 19, 2012)

Stolen from her village, sold to the highest bidder,

fifteen-year-old Amari has only one thing left of her own -- hope.

Amari's life was once perfect. Engaged to the handsomest man in her tribe, adored by her...


All the Right Stuff

by Walter Dean Myers HarperTeen (April 24, 2012)

New York Times bestselling author Walter Dean Myers tackles the social contract from a teen’s perspective in his novel All the Right Stuff. In one of his most thought-provoking novels to date, Myers weaves...


The Space Mission Adventure

by Sharon M. Draper & Jesse Joshua Watson Aladdin (March 20, 2012)

Ziggy and his friends blast off to space camp in this freshly repackaged chapter book from bestselling author Sharon Draper!

Ziggy and his friends are excited to be going to Space Camp, where they’ll get to...


Calico Girl

by Jerdine Nolen Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books (February 14, 2017)

A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2017

“Nolen’s tender story of the Wilcomb family’s losses and aspirations will resonate. At once heartbreaking and uplifting, a gentle, lyrical story of a determined black...


Joseph

by Shelia P. Moses Margaret K. McElderry Books (October 28, 2008)

For Joseph Flood, life is tough. Tough because of Mama's addiction to drugs and alcohol. Tough because Daddy is away with the army fighting in Iraq. Tough because it looks like there's no way out once you're...


Veronique

by Victoria Christopher Murray Pocket Books (March 17, 2009)

New York City -- are you ready for the Divine Divas? Because these teenage gospel music sensations are ready for you!

Veronique wants to be a star just as much as her fellow Divas do, but there's more to it...


Frederick Douglass

by George E. Stanley & Meryl Henderson Aladdin (July 01, 2008)

Frederick Douglass was born into slavery. He was separated from his family when he was young, worked day and night, and was beaten for no other reason than the color of his skin. How could anyone ever overcome...


The Exorsistah

by Claudia Mair Burney Pocket Books (December 01, 2009)

If you think the streets are mean, meet Emme Vaughn, demon-huntress.

She just wants a home, a hottie, and some kickin’ boots. Does she really have to fight the devil to get them?

After the creep who’s married...


Simply Divine

by Jacquelin Thomas Pocket Books (October 10, 2006)

To forgive may be divine . . .

The daughter of two Hollywood superstars, Divine Matthews-Hardison lives the privileged life most fifteen-year-olds only dream of: she's all about designer clothes, awards ceremonies,...


Yolonda's Genius

by Carol Fenner Margaret K. McElderry Books (January 27, 2002)

Fifth grader Yolonda determines to prove that her younger brother is not a slow learner but a true musical genius in this Newberry Honor Book from Carol Fenner.

Yolanda is smart, tough, and big for her age. Back...


Divine Match-Up

by Jacquelin Thomas Pocket Books (June 17, 2008)

There's only one boy for Divine....

When Divine Matthews-Hardison left the Hollywood fast lane to live with her aunt and uncle in sleepy Temple, Georgia, she figured she could say good-bye to dating excitement....


Divine Confidential

by Jacquelin Thomas Pocket Books (February 13, 2007)

Divine is used to getting what she wants....

Thanks to her loving Aunt Phoebe and Uncle Reed, Divine Matthews-Hardison has a place to call home after the Hollywood life she was accustomed to fell apart at...


Forty Acres and Maybe a Mule

by Harriette Gillem Robinet & Wendell Minor Aladdin (February 22, 2011)

Winner of the 1999 Scott O’Dell Award

A Notable Children’s Book in the Field of Social Studies

Maybe nobody gave freedom, and nobody could take it away like they could take away a family farm. Maybe freedom...


Tears of a Tiger

by Sharon M. Draper Atheneum Books for Young Readers (February 01, 2006)

Andy tackles his guilt and grief in the first book of Sharon M. Draper’s award-winning Hazelwood High trilogy.

Tigers don’t cry—or do they? After the death of his longtime friend and fellow Hazelwood Tiger...


Divine Secrets

by Jacquelin Thomas Pocket Books (October 16, 2007)

It's up to Divine to decide....

Growing up in the Hollywood spotlight -- and the tabloid headlines -- Divine Matthews-Hardison knows how tough it can be to keep secrets. And nothing has changed now that she...


Blessings in Disguise

by ReShonda Tate Billingsley Pocket Books (January 09, 2007)

The second book in an exciting and inspiring new series from national bestselling author ReShonda Tate Billingsley

They share a precious gift. . . .

Joining Rachel Jackson's church youth group has been a lifesaver...


Drama Queens

by ReShonda Tate Billingsley Pocket Books (November 23, 2010)

The eighth book in The Good Girlz series from national bestselling author ReShonda Tate Billingsley.

 

Seniors rule the school . . .

High school is coming to a close for the Good Girlz, and it couldn’t end...


Nothing But Drama

by ReShonda Tate Billingsley Pocket Books (November 07, 2006)

The first book in an exciting and inspiring new series from national bestselling author ReShonda Tate Billingsley

Their lives are nothing but drama. . . .

Camille can't believe her bad luck when she's ordered...


Eliza's Freedom Road

by Jerdine Nolen & Shadra Strickland Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books (January 04, 2011)

It is 1852 in Alexandria, Virginia. An orphaned slave, twelve-year-old Eliza has only the quilt her mother left her and the memory of the stories she told. Stories become Eliza’s lifeline to freedom after...


With Friends Like These

by ReShonda Tate Billingsley Pocket Books (April 10, 2007)

The third book in an exciting and inspiring new series from national bestselling author ReShonda Tate Billingsley

Only one girl will be chosen....

In the year since Camille, Alexis, Jasmine, and Angel joined...


Joseph's Grace

by Shelia P. Moses Margaret K. McElderry Books (January 04, 2011)

Joseph’s sophomore year is about to begin, but his new start is a false one. At his father’s request Joseph moved in with Aunt Shirley, Uncle Todd and cousin Jasmine over the summer, to distance himself...


Shadows of Caesar's Creek

by Sharon M. Draper & Jesse Joshua Watson Aladdin (September 06, 2011)

In the third mystery of the series, Ziggy and friends are excited about their overnight camping trip to Caesar's Creek State Park--named after a Shawnee chief. Their camp counselor is a descendant of Caesar,...


The Making of Dr. Truelove

by Derrick Barnes Simon Pulse (June 17, 2008)

Diego is a sixteen-year-old boy with a problem. He loves his girlfriend, Roxy. And when they suddenly break up due to Diego's own insecurity issues, the boy is crushed. How ever will he win Shorty back?

On...


Caught Up in the Drama

by ReShonda Tate Billingsley Pocket Books (April 13, 2010)

The seventh book in The Good Girlz series from national bestselling author ReShonda Tate Billingsley

She’s in the spotlight . . .

The Good Girlz have always known their girlfriend Camille is a gifted dancer....


The Dream Bearer

by Walter Dean Myers HarperTeen (October 06, 2009)

David Curry doesn't know what to make of his father, Reuben, whose violent out bursts and chilling nightmares torment his family. His older brother, Tyrone, says Reuben is crazy. But lately, even Tyrone isn't...


Dope Sick

by Walter Dean Myers HarperCollins (October 06, 2009)

The itch starts when things get too heavy for Lil J. Skin popping or stealing pain pills from his mom help him relax. But Lil J's focus is wandering because money is short, and his man Rico knows a way to make...